Guinness World Records List
Guinness World Records List


IDRecordWhoWhatWhereWhenExplain
4321Rarest slothPygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)Panama01 January 2001Confined entirely to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a small island off the coast of Panama, the world´s rarest species of sloth is the pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus), scientifically described as a new species as recently as 2001. Critically endangered according to the IUCN, only approximately 300 specimens are thought to exist. They live exclusively in red mangrove trees.
4322Rarest civetMalabar large-spotted civet (Viverra civettina)India01 January 2010The world´s rarest civet is the Malabar large-spotted civet (Viverra civettina). Once a very common species and a major source of civet musk, today it is categorized by the IUCN as Critically Endangered. It is possible that less than 250 individuals still exist in the wild in South Malabar, southern India.
4323Oldest NHL goaltender to record a shutoutJacques PlanteNorth America24 March 1973At 44 years 66 days, Jacques Plante (b. 17 January 1929, d. 27 February 1986, Canada) became the oldest National Hockey League (NHL) goalie to record a shutout when he stopped 29 shots as the Boston Bruins (USA) blanked the New York Rangers (USA) 3-0 on 24 March 1973.
4324Worst playoff team in NFL historySeattle SeahawksfirstUnited States, 01 January 2010The Seattle Seahawks (USA) became the first division champion in NFL history with a losing record. The Seahawks, despite a 7-9 record, finished in first place in the NFC West division in 2010, and qualified for the postseason as the worst playoff team in league history.
4325Most consecutive wins in the top division of Spanish football (soccer)FC BarcelonaSpain, Barcelona05 February 2011The most consecutive victories in the top division of Spanish football (soccer) was 16 by FC Barcelona in La Liga play between 16 October 2010 and 5 February 2011. The Blaugrana outscored opponents by a combined 60-6 margin during the streak and had the victorious run bookended by a pair of 1-1 draws.
4326Pitcher hitting the most consecutive batters9 pitchersUnited States23 September 2010The Major League Baseball (MLB) record for a pitcher hitting the most consecutive batters is 3, most recently by Javier Vasquez (Puerto Rico), who while pitching for the New York Yankees (USA) hit three consecutive Tampa Bay Rays (USA) batters in the seventh inning of a 10-3 loss at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York (USA) on 23 September 2010.The other pitchers eight pitchers who hit 3 consecutive batters are: Dock Ellis, Pink Hawley, Earl Hamilton, C.J. Nitkowski, Steve Sparks, Walter Thornton, Jeff Weaver, and Wilbur Wood.
4327Most interceptions recorded in a game, individual18 playersUnited States24 October 2010The National Football League (NFL) record for most interceptions recorded in a game by an individual is 4 held by 18 players, most recently accomplished by DeAngelo Hall (USA) while playing for the Washington Redskins against the Chicago Bears (both USA) on 24 October 2010.
4328Most bird boxes at an Olympic ParkThe Olympic Park in StratfordUnited Kingdom01 January 2012The Olympic Park in Stratford, London, UK, constructed to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in the city has 525 bird boxes installed as part of the Games organizers’ commitment to stage a environmentally sustainable event. There are also 150 bat boxes plus a number of artificial otter holts.
4329Highest paid child actor on TV by episodeAngus T. Jones250000 US dollar(s)United States, In a study of earnings made by child TV stars published in May 2010, Angus T. Jones (USA, b. 8 October 1993), who plays Jake Harper (aka the "half") in CBS's hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men", was reported to be paid $250,000 (£156,620) per episode.The research was carried out by the New York Post, who surveyed casting agents, talent agents and TV executives. The Post concluded: "Jones is in an elite group of kids who can't drive – but who make enough to buy a new Porsche every week."
4330Largest distribution of bird feedersBurhani Foundation (India)India, Mumbai06 March 2011The largest distribution of bird feeders is 20,631 and was organised by Burhani Foundation (India), across India, on 6 March 2011The event was undertaken to celebrate His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s (Spiritual Head of Dawoodi Bohra community) centenary birth.
4331Largest ISS moduleKiboNot ApplicableKibo, the Japanese pressurised module, measures 11.19 m long with a diameter of 4.39 m, and has a mass of 14,800 kg. It was developed by the Japanese space agency JAXA and launched on 31 May 2008 onboard the space shuttle Discovery. As well as 23 racks for science experiments, internal systems and storage, Kibo has two windows and an airlock.
4332Largest human droplet formationShah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force WingIndia, Sirsa,SMG Sports Complex, Dera Sacha Sauda24 November 2013The largest human droplet formation was made up of 10,563 participants, achieved by Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing (India), in Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa, Haryana, India, on 24 November 2013.
4333First all-female rush-hour carriagesWest Japan Railway Company (JR West)firstJapan, Osaka01 January 2002Women-only train carriages have been a feature of Japanese rail travel for a number of years, but in July 2002, the West Japan Railway Company (JR West), headquartered in Osaka, Japan, introduced the first female-only carriages during rush-hour. Other companies soon followed, and all-female cars are now available all day long on trains supplied by Hankyu Railway.Female-only carriages were introduced to combat chikan (groping).
4334Longest jail sentence (multiple counts)Charles Scott RobinsonUnited States23 December 1994The longest jail term to a single person on multiple counts went to Charles Scott Robinson, an American child rapist, who was sentenced on 23 December 1994 by a judge in Oklahoma City, USA, to 30,0000 years, the jury having recommended 5,000 years for each of the six counts against him.
4335First anti-laserYale UniversityfirstUnited States, 01 February 2011In February 2011 scientists from Yale University, USA, unveiled their anti-laser, the first device capable of absorbing and cancelling out a laser beam. It uses an optical cavity made from silicon which traps the laser energy and dissipates it as heat. This prototype can absorb 99.4% of the laser light for a specific frequency.
4336First Female SleuthMme Lui-TsongfirstUnited States, 01 January 1951The First Female Sleuth to front her own show was Mme Lui-Tsong in the US series The Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsong (DuMont 1951). Lui-Tsong - played by Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong - was a globe-trotting art gallery owner who doubled as a sleuth and became involved in various international intrigues.
4337Fastest motorcycle hearsePaul Sinclair203.74 kilometre(s) per hourUnited Kingdom, ElvingtonThe fastest speed on a motorcycle hearse is 203.74 km/h (126.6 mph), achieved by Paul Sinclair (UK) at Elvington Airfield, York, UK, on 19 May 2013.
4338Highest annual growth in conflictAfghanistan64 percentageAfghanistan, 01 January 2010In 2010, attacks by armed opposition groups continued to rise in Afghanistan as a whole, achieving the highest annual growth rate so far recorded. They rose by 64 per cent over the figure for 2009, with a total of 12,224 armed operations, or 33 attacks per day. In Helmand Province in the south of the country, such attacks increased significantly - by 124 per cent in 2010.
4339First astronaut killed in flight during trainingTheodore FreemanfirstUnited States, 31 October 1964Theodore (Ted) Freeman (USA) was killed on 31 October 1964 while flying a T-38 trainer aircraft. The collision of his vehicle with a goose caused both engines to flame out and, while attempting an emergency landing away from buildings at Ellington Air Force Base, Freeman ejected too close to the ground to survive.
4340Highest astronomical observatoryUniversity of Tokyo Atacama ObservatoryChile, Cerro Chajnantor,Atacama desertThe highest astronomical observatory is the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory, located at an altitude of 5,640 m (18,503 ft) on the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in a scientific reserve called Atacama Astronomical Park, Chile. The observatory houses a 1-m (3 ft 3.37 in) infrared telescope called miniTAO, which saw first light on 23 March 2009.
4341First car with a constant crash-avoidance systemVolvo XC60firstSweden, 01 January 2008Swedish car maker Volvo, the company that invented and introduced the seatbelt in 1959 (and has never charged rival car brands to use its patented design), released in 2008 the first car to constantly monitor the possibility of – and then avoid – a nose-to-tail crash.A laser in the windscreen of the Volvo XC60 wagon continually monitors slow-moving traffic 6-8 m ahead of the front bumper. If the driver has not applied the brakes in time, the City Safety system will automatically bring the car to an abrupt halt. If travelling at less than 15 km/h, contact with the car in front can be avoided – between 15 km/h and 30 km/h there may be light contact with the car in front. This Volvo system differs from other radar-based auto braking technology that only works when cruise control is activated. Volvo also became the first car-maker to introduce pedestrian detection and avoidance technology. This radar and camera-based system (introduced on the Volvo S60 sedan in May 2010) constantly scans for pedestrians between 30 m and 150 m in front of the car – and abruptly applies the brakes and brings the car to a stop if the driver has not reacted in time.
4342Largest human DNA helixHacettepe UniversityTurkey, Ankara,,Ankara, Turkey25 April 2013The largest human DNA helix consisted of 3,034 participants and was achieved by Hacettepe University (Turkey), in Ankara, Turkey, on 25 April 2013.
4343Longest known case of argyriaRosemary JacobsfirstUnited States, Derby04 April 2011Rosemary Jacobs (b. 23 August 1942 in USA) has been affected by argyria from 1956 a couple of years after she started taking nasal drops containing colloidal silver (CSP). Argyria is a condition caused by improper exposure to chemical forms of the element silver causing the skin to developed an irreversible grey tinge.A skin biopsy in 1965 revealed a multitude of silver particles embedded deep beneath her epidermis. Now, after years of verbal abuse, cruel remarks and severe skin treatments, Mrs Jacobs is determined to raise awareness of the dangers of taking supplements and medicines containing silver. The retired Spanish teacher believes there has been an increase in dietary supplements containing CSP and says they should be banned or have warning labels. In the 1970's she underwent agonising skin dermabrasion where the top layer of skin is removed, leaving it raw. Her face healed but she was left with a pink and blotchy complexion. There are a few dozen other cases of argyria worldwide. The most famous is Paul Karason, from California, known as the Blue Man, and U.S Libertarian candidate Stan Jones who gained a more greyish hue.
4344Most simultaneous games of backgammonAssociation of Konak Izmirliler Dernegi, Tesco Kipa A.S Izmir/TurkeyTurkey, Izmir,,Izmir05 June 2011The most games of Backgammon played simultaneously is 316 achieved by Teso Kipa A.S (Turkey) & the association of Konak Izmirliler Dernegi (Turkey), in Izmir (Turkey) on 05 June, 2011632 participants played 316 games in 1 hour. Each paid an entrance fee of 10 Turkish Liras and 60% of the collected money was sent to Tokcen foundation, which will make financial contributions to various schools in the region. The main sponsor of the event was Tesco Kipa A.S Izmir/Turkey.
4345Most goals scored in a season in the top division of Spanish footballLionel MessiSpain01 January 2012During the 2011-12 La Liga season, Lionel Messi (Argentina) scored 50 goals for Barcelona from 37 games. His nearest rival was Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) who scored 46 goals for Real Madrid from 38 games. Ronaldo's total is the second highest total ever scored in a La Liga season.
4346Most abundant minerals on EarthSilicates95 percentageThe most abundant minerals on Earth are the silicates (formed with silicon and oxygen), which account for about 95% of the planet's crust. This explains why oxygen (a colourless gas indicated by the jar in the picture to the right) forms such a large part ­ around 46% ­of the mass of the crust.
4347Brightest radio source in the night skyCassiopeia ALying in the Cassiopeia constellation, the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A is the brightest radio source seen from Earth. It is the result of a supernova explosion some 11,000 years ago. Light from the explosion (and the radio waves we see today) was thought to have reached Earth about 300 years ago, but interstellar dust may have made this hard to see at the time.
4348Most goals in a football European club competition (single season)Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel FalcaoNot Applicable01 January 2014The most goals scored by an individual in a football European club competition (single season) was 17 by Radamel Falcao (Colombia) playing for F.C. Porto in the 2010/2011 UEFA Europa League seaon. This was equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) playing for Real Madrid during the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League season.
4349First online trading card gameChron Xfirst, When it went live on 28 May 1997, Chron X, developed by George Moromisato and published by Genetic Anomalies, became the first TCG to enter the virtual world. Free to play, Chron X is set on a dystopian Earth in the year 2096. The rights to the game were acquired by Darkened Sky Studios in 2007, who announced their plans for a sequel, Chron X2.
4350First map of the New WorldMap by Martin WaldseemullerfirstGermany, 01 January 1507The term “New World” was derived from a published letter by Amerigo Vespucci named "Mundus Novus"—which was composed in 1502-1503. German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller produced a map in 1507 which showed the "discoveries" since Columbus, and it was he who first used the name "America" (which is the feminine version of "Amerigo").

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